Frosted Sugar Cookie
Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Strong Ale - American
Ranked #109
Ranked #17,738
4.09 | pDev: 6.85%
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Gather ‘round the fire with all of your closest friends and cozy up to this delicious spectacle of pure sweetness that is sure to sprinkle your wintry days with joy. You won’t believe it’s beer and not a tin full of iced confections. Our Frosted Sugar Cookie Ale is full of soft and airy vanilla and cake notes, iced to perfection. Happy Holidays from ours to yours.
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mikeinportc from New York

3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Best by date of 10/20/22, so guessing this is < 2wks old. Pulled from an outdoor storage cabinet, so initially @ 28-30F.

Clear light reddish-orange, with slight off-white head.

Smell from the bottle is Grandma H. 's skinny jar of whole vanilla beans that were preserved in some now-unclear boozy liquid. (4.5) . Aroma from the glass is basically .....vanilla cake, with a little of that boozy vanilla from the bottle (the frosting ;) ) (4.0) , so split the difference - 4.25.

Taste is essentially a boozy version of the name of the beer : vanilla/cookie/creme icing.

Feel is ... almost irrelevant....that said > medium, barely-slick, light, very fine, slightly burning carbonation, with a light, pleasant alcohol-induced warming on the latter half. Somehow, a dry aftertaste/feel.

Overall, a pretty good job at achieving the goal of tasting like how it's named.But.......I'm guessing that there's a limit on how good that thing can be. Also guessing that it will be a bit better with a few months (3-5?) age on it, so there is hope that it can be better. Like it, but glad I only got a single. Not nauseatingly sweet, as it could have devolved into, so that is a plus. Overall, a positive experience.

Thursday at 03:16 AM
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cjeep from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

well, it is as the name advertises. but in the end just too sugary for me. would benefit from a little bite of something to counter act it. oh, well.
L: from teh bottle. stylish
S: sweet, sweet, sweet.
T: delivers on the nose
F: smooth
O: sorry, too sweet and cloying for me. ymmv.

Nov 24, 2021
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dd53grif from Michigan

4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden color with a minimal head that disappears quickly. Sweet aroma of brown sugar and vanilla. Taste is sweet, like a sugar cookie. Light body with lots of sugary sweetness at the fibish

Nov 20, 2021
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear, gold in color with one half inch head. Taste is big shortbread and vanilla frosting. Medium heavy body, sweet with moderate light carbonation. Tastes like a beer with grocery store frosting. Excellent as only Southern Tier can do.

Nov 16, 2021
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best By: 10-18-22

A - Dark medium gold pour with tons of sprightly, tight carbonation and a dense layer of white foam resting on top.

S - Vanilla and cake dominate the nose. The aroma is just as advertised - wow!

T - Follows the nose with a moderate vanilla presence along with cake, butter, sugar, and a very delicate light bitterness at the very end.

M - Big creamy body that finishes more wet than dry. Some warming on the way down but it's almost undetectable.

O - This beer is as advertised, it's like liquid cake.

Nov 15, 2021
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PathofChaos from Maryland

4.56/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Translucent, yellow gold with a head of bubbles so plenteous and fine, its like looking at a beach of white sand. After a few minutes, it gets washed away, eroding down to little more than a slim film pocked with golden-ale freckles.

Sweet, bready malts, almost like shortbread cookie, sit beneath a slender layer of vanilla icing with the barest, possibly imagined, whiff of allspice.

A supple medium that, for reasons I’m sure are influenced by the flavor, feels like a mouthful of soft, craggy cookie, given liquid form. Carbonation is so low you can almost forget it, except that it adds the necessary, mildly mealy texture one might associate with sinking their teeth into a robust, sugar cookie.

Leads with those shortbread malts from the aroma, vanilla icing included—but new to the scene are fresh butter and raw oats. Gradually, subtle, brûléed caramel appears in the aftertaste, replicating the browned underside of a fresh baked cookie, leaving afterimages of shortbread on the tongue.

They certainly hit their mark. An excellent, dessert beer the likes of which only Southern Tier can reliably produce. No harshness, no acidity, not overly sweet. Sublime balance.

Nov 13, 2021
Frosted Sugar Cookie from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 13 ratings